Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJake Tapper falls — no, leaps — into Trump’s trap Facts still matter in the age of Trump and fake news Overnight Tech: Dems fire back on net neutrality, internet privacy | Trump dodges on Time Warner-AT&T | Group pushes Bitcoin rival | Emails detail Uber's fight with California MORE wavered Friday over whether there are two Donald Trumps — a public persona and a private side.
Trump initially agreed with the assessment that there are two Donald Trumps after Ben Carson, in his endorsement of the GOP front-runner, noted that there are “two different Donald Trumps." Carson said there is the Trump that the public sees “on the stage” and another who is very “cerebral.”
But when asked by reporters a few minutes later to expand on that idea and about whether he made a distinct choice to create two different characters, the reality television star changed his tune.
“I don’t think there are two Donald Trumps. There’s one Donald Trump,” he said.
“You have somebody who sits and reads and thinks. I have been a thinker, perhaps people don’t see me that way.”
The comments could be used by fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzDem senator: Confirm Gorsuch, Garland simultaneously THE MEMO: Trump takes the fight to Congress Brietbart CEO reveals that Trump donors are part owners MORE and other opponents of Trump, who argue he doesn’t mean what he says and cannot be trusted.